St. Patrick’s Confession: A Story of Faith and Work of Beauty

Friday, June 26 | 10:30-11:15am

The Confession of St. Patrick, written in 5th century Latin, is an autobiographical work that clears away some of the mystery that surrounds this legendary figure. Beyond the three leaf clovers and garments of green this work leads us to a wondrous story of salvation that leads both author and reader to worship. There is much we can share with our students in the message of the story and in the beautiful manuscripts that hold it. 

In this workshop attendees will view digital copies of 9th, 10th, and 12th century Latin manuscripts of St. Patrick’s confession, readily available online. As we view these manuscripts we will learn how to use this online tool to frame lessons for intermediate Latin students in the reading of Latin, the beauty of Medieval manuscripts, and the power of a humble testimony.

Karen Moore

Upper School Lead Teacher & Classics Department Chair
Grace Academy of Georgetown

Karen Moore has filled both teaching and administrative roles at Grace Academy of Georgetown, a classical Christian school in central Texas, where she has built the 3-12th grade classical language program. She holds a B.A. in Classics from the University of Texas at Austin. She has nearly 20 years of experience teaching Latin, Greek, and Ancient Humanities in classical Christian schools. She has authored the Latin Alive Reader: Latin Literature from Cicero to Newton, multiple Latin texts and the Latin for Teachers Training Program, all published through Classical Academic Press. She and her husband Bryan are the proud parents of three Grace Academy graduates.